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French Grapefruit Salad

french grapefruit salad Entree French
French Grapefruit Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 2

About 12 years ago, I traveled to France for work and, during a day off, I was invited to have dinner with an old family friend named Zavier. I was super excited to see my old friend, but even more thrilled to try a traditional French meal prepared by a Parisian! As soon as I got there, he served a beautiful assortment of cheeses, pâtés, breads, and figs. After a while, he said he was bringing out a salad to eat before the main course. I sat there with great anticipation as to what kind of salad it was going to be. When he brought it, I noticed it had slices of grapefruit in it, which wasn’t appealing to me at all. I guess he noticed my face of disappointment and then started lecturing me about how I shouldn’t judge it before I taste it. He claimed that a lot of people from the United States are not really into using grapefruits in recipes because we haven’t really tried it correctly. He was right, so I decided to keep an open mind and give his salad a try. It really was delicious! It totally blew me away, actually. Since then, it’s a part of my salad repertoire and I make it quite often. I added a little twist of my own of course, but the basic idea is still there. I hope you have an open mind as well and serve this delicious salad for your next lunch or dinner party. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
head romaine lettuce, washed and stem cut off
1
large, ruby red grapefruit, peeled and segmented
1
ripe avocado
1/8
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup sour cream
1/8
cup goat cheese crumbles
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

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  • 1
    Divide the lettuce between two plates.
  • 2
    Divide the grapefruit segments in two and lay them on top of the lettuce. Save a segment for later.
  • 3
    Slice the avocado and place half of it on both plates.
  • 4
    Sprinkle both plates with an equal amount of pecans.
  • 5
    In a small bowl squeeze the juice from the reserved grapefruit segment (about a teaspoon of juice). Mix in the sour cream.
  • 6
    Drizzle sour cream mixture over salad.
  • 7
    Sprinkle goat cheese over top of plate of salad.
  • 8
    Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Feta cheese also works well as a replacement of goat cheese.

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More About This Recipe
  • About 12 years ago, I traveled to France for work and, during a day off, I was invited to have dinner with an old family friend named Zavier. I was super excited to see my old friend, but even more thrilled to try a traditional French meal prepared by a Parisian! As soon as I got there, he served a beautiful assortment of cheeses, pâtés, breads, and figs. After a while, he said he was bringing out a salad to eat before the main course. I sat there with great anticipation as to what kind of salad it was going to be. When he brought it, I noticed it had slices of grapefruit in it, which wasn’t appealing to me at all. I guess he noticed my face of disappointment and then started lecturing me about how I shouldn’t judge it before I taste it. He claimed that a lot of people from the United States are not really into using grapefruits in recipes because we haven’t really tried it correctly. He was right, so I decided to keep an open mind and give his salad a try. It really was delicious! It totally blew me away, actually. Since then, it’s a part of my salad repertoire and I make it quite often. I added a little twist of my own of course, but the basic idea is still there. I hope you have an open mind as well and serve this delicious salad for your next lunch or dinner party.

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